Recognise your Resources

April 16, 2017

25th, December 2016 

Exodus 16:4 - 15

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I will cause bread to rain from heaven for you; the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, so that I may test them [to determine] whether or not they will walk [obediently] in My instruction (law)… So Moses and Aaron said to all Israel, “At evening you shall know that the Lord has brought you out of the land of Egypt, and in the morning you will see the glory of the Lord… Moses said, “This will happen when the Lord gives you …in the morning [enough] bread to be fully satisfied… in the morning there was a blanket of dew around the camp. When the layer of dew evaporated, on the surface of the wilderness there was a fine, flake-like thing, as fine as frost on the ground. When the Israelites saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, “This is the bread which the Lord has given you to eat.

 

Right after Israel had come out of Egypt after many years of slavery, the Lord led them through the wilderness rather than the highways; lest the people saw war and became afraid. In the wilderness, the people began to complain of hunger and the Father promised to provide bread for them in the wilderness. They knew that the Father was going to provide bread for them and at what time He was going to provide the bread. However, when they saw the food the Father had provided, they did not recognise it as their desired provision. Moses had to tell them it was the food the Lord had promised them. If they were not told they would most likely have continued starving although food surrounded them.

 

At every point, the Father provides the resources we need for the execution of the project at hand. He is All-Sufficient one and as such provides even more than we may need. However, like the Israelites, it is possible to be surrounded by this supply and still not see it or recognise it. Once Jesus was teaching a certain place and what started as a one-day meeting soon turned to a many days teaching and healing service. At the end of the service, Jesus knew the people were too weak to go look for food for themselves in the neighbouring cities and as such was bent on feeding them before they leave. His disciples could not understand how He intended to feed over five thousand people. The money they had was not going to be sufficient to feed the people and the only food available was a little boy’s lunch. The disciples saw limited and insufficient resources but Jesus could identify the little boy’s lunch (not the available money) as the Father’s provision for that time and out of five loaves and few fishes came a meal for a multitude with leftovers.

 

As new creatures, we are never stranded. We are never out of resources neither do we run out of resources. However, we must be able to identify what the resource/seed, for execution of the great task we have at hand, is. Identification of these resources is not based on experience or an understanding/study of patterns or cycles. It is not meant to be a guess work. It is only possible via revelation; as Jesus pointed out, “The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise” (John 5: 19 KJV).

 

Before you start praying for supply or fold your arms in anticipation of needed resources, look around you through the eyes of revelation. What you need may just be at your feet.

 

Confession

I have all the resources I need for the execution of my assignment. The Father continually provides all I need to work effectively and I can recognise His supply. I can never be stranded. I can never run out of resources. I work by revelation, and I always know what to do! Hallelujah!!

 

Further Reading

John 6: 5& 6 When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.

 

Extracted from our Daily walk of perfection(December 2016). Get this months devotional at: https://iiconlinestore.biz/index.php?route=product/category&path=68

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